Following the sudden death of Brian Pern in a segway mistake, BBC Four is to broadcast a special documentary, dedicated to the musician, celebrating his life and work. The one-off will be directed by the award-winning film-maker Rhys Thomas OBE (self-proclaimed) who will talk exclusively to Brian’s friends and family as well as any random celebrities he can get hold of at such short notice.
Sara Pascoe is to adapt Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice for the Nottingham Playhouse.
The new production, part of Giles Croft's final season as artistic director, will include music by singer Emmy the Great and will open on 19 September with previews from 15 September.
Update 14/12: Joel Dommett has finally announced a London show and it is a big one. He plays the Eventim Apollo on September 16. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 10am here.
Could Richard Ayoade be in the frame to join Paul Hollywood when Channel 4 takes over broadcasting the cookery show?
According to stories in various tabloids the host of Travel Man and star of The IT Crowd is being considered at the channel.
Update: less than one day after this was announced the campaign has already raised almost £60,000. Gosh.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has relessed attendance and sales figures for the 2016 Fringe.
This year's lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award nominations have just been announced. They are as follows:
The nominations for Best Comedy Show are:
Al Porter: At Large
James Acaster: Reset
Kieran Hodgson: Maestro
Nish Kumar: Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Unless You Shout the Words Real Loud
Randy Writes A Novel
Richard Gadd: Monkey See Monkey Do
Tom Ballard: The World Keeps Happening
The shortlist of nominees has been confirmed today for the Increasingly Prestigious Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards.
The winners will be announced at a show at Gillie Dhu on Friday at 11.55pm which is free. Info here.
The results have been announced of this year's Edinburgh Comedy Poster Awards.
There were two awards given out, both with a prize money of £1500.
The audience award was won by Desiree Burch. Her poster for ‘This is Evolution’ had the most votes of the competition, despite runner-up Kai Humphries pushing 18,000 hits to the site in the last day of the competition and taking second place.
Josh Widdicombe and his co-presenter Georgie Ainslie are both leaving the Radio 5 sports show Fighting Talk.
After two seasons at the helm of the award winning Saturday morning quiz Widdicombe and Ainslie are both standing down due to their increasingly busy schedules.
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